Today marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
Across the way the lilac bush is coming into its own and the smell is glorious.
Local gardens are decorated with bunting and flags, and one even has the a model jeep in the drive.
As we were driving back from shopping, there was a two minute silence on the radio and many people were standing at the end of their drives showing their respect. Some had tables and chairs at suitable distances in their front gardens intending to have ‘tea’ rather than street parties. Community spirit is wonderful.
For us, we had our anniversary dinner today and the butcher did not disappoint with the steak. I cooked it in a frying pan with a little water on a low heat, turning often, and it was tender and moist, practically falling away from the knife.
I served it with garlic bread, mixed veg, wedges and garlic mushrooms.
Unable to get the frozen garlic mushrooms we prefer, I improvised and the end result was not bad at all.
We bought some fresh button mushrooms and I boiled about a dozen in a saucepan with some chopped garlic. I drained off the liquid, then tossed the mushrooms in some dry sage and onion stuffing mix, and put them in the oven to ‘do’ whatever it would (this was an experiment after all).
After 15 minutes, I was ready to serve and although they weren’t exactly how I’d hoped to look at, they tasted extremely good. Had we had salad instead of mixed veg, the crunchy left over mix in the baking tray would have gone well on the lettuce to give it a ‘bit of bite’.
I shall be making my cheesecake tomorrow as it’s too late for Hubby to have some if I make it today.